Saturday, February 27, 2010


So yesterday was rough on me. I decided to try and add 100 sit ups a night. I know, I have such bright ideas. Yea....What a great way to derail an exercise program. I decided to troop on and I thought I was supposed to run 4 miles yesterday. So I did. Yeah my body just wasn't ready for that. I tried then to eat an elephant or the equivalent of an elephant yesterday while burping up not so pleasant burps. I know that I need to do something today because that would be the smart thing to do before tonight's mno. I am thinking tomorrow I will be getting some frozen yogurt somewhere.
I also set another goal of 30 miles in 4 weeks. I have 10 under my belt so far this week. I want to get to a consistent 14 a week.  I am going to have to figure out how I am going to conquer the 500 in 2010.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday and Wednesday

So yesterday no exercise happened.  I was supposed to run 4 miles and do ea active more. It just wasn't in the cards. Krismon had a dental appt at 7am so I took the kids to school. Then it was Harry's nap time. I know it is a cop out but I didn't want to get sweaty and try to get a shower done and hair dried before taking Harry to a university study. Yes I probably could have done it all but I just didn't. After he failed the study, more like I failed him. I didn't feed him enough for breakfast so he was antsy and just wasn't able to complete the sequence. We got home and I fed him. Then we turned back around and got Maggie from school. So then we ate lunch and the kids napped. What did I do? I got dinner ready. We picked up Max. And then Maggie had violin class at 4:30. Dinner ready by 5:30 and then Max  went around 6pm to class. Once I got Harry and Maggie down for the night, I just was kaput. I crawled into bed and stayed there.

Today I got up and got breakfast and a cup of coffee with cream. Yogurt with go lean crunch. Then Juno and I did over 3 miles but the darn nike+ only registered 2.81 because I did it by walk vs run so when I started running it returned to 0. argh. Oh well I guess at least I know I did it.

I ate cheerios with milk. Another coffee with cream. I had water with gatorade right after the run. Lunch was my kitchen sink frittata and now an apple.

Dinner was vietnamese food. It is healthy and was good. I did over a mile so that I could hit 4 miles yesterday. I was still full so I ended up walking instead of running. It was hard to want to run.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday and Monday

Well I was tired yesterday and I just didn't get the miles in. Hopefully today I can get both my active workout in and run the 4 miles. Though I am just not sure if that will happen.

Yesterday we did at least try and eat better. I felt like I cheated by eating blueberry muffin. The muffins were like cake. I didn't eat the whole of either but it seems like a slippery slope and I drank the strawberry lemonade. Another slippery slope. I guess if it isn't straight coffee and cream or alcohol, it will have to be water.

So breaky today was cheerios with banana and coffee with cream
I ran two miles with Juno in 24 minutes.
Drinking cytomax ate half a chicken souvaki (sp?)

I need to run another 2 miles.

I did it. I didn't run another two miles but I did the more workout which was 30 minutes. And Harry let me. He was good to me.

I burned like 320 calories! Yeah!
We had chili for dinner with guac and corn chips.
And I am done for the day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yesterday saturday the 20th

Something went horribly wrong with my actually writing on this very blog. I stopped! I know what the heck....

Anyways. Yesterday I got in my 4 miles. I ran/walked them. I did a half mile walk with my 3 yo to her dance class and then ran back with the dog. That was a helpful way to get the rest of my miles in.

Eating wise yesterday. Well I have stuck to my lent resolution and have been eating yogurt but it does have the icky sugar substitute so I am going to have to buy some regular yogurt. And add fruit to it on my own. I want to relearn to like plain yogurt and its tanginess.

I need to portion out protein so that I can get some after exercise without going overboard. I think I need to recommit to vegetables. My friend gets them cuts them up and makes them more available as snack. Somehow I got away from that and I need to travel back to it.

Okay enough for now.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 11

I ran walked 3 miles in less than 45 min. That was amazing.

I had a cinnamon raisin english muffin with butter
coffee with cream
half an apple

pretzels with peanut butter
water water water

lots of pizza

fried rice, bi bim bop, seafood pancake
another smaller brownie
didn't get ea active more done today.

I am enjoying the whole challenge of accountability. I am really hoping that not only can I complete the 500 in 2010 but that I can either do the 26 miles or run the full 13.1.

day 10

raisin english muffin and 2 cups of joe with cream

oh heck I have no idea what the rest of this day was like.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 9

bowl of cereal with blueberries
2 cups of coffee with cream

ea active more
I will be getting my nike + shoes and arm band today YEAH! Then I can start figuring out how much I really do.

So I had pizza at lunch and it was playgroup so there was lots to tempt.
Dinner was spaghetti with turkey
I will try and get on the treadmill soon hopefully at 7:30 for at least a half hour if not more.

Okay so I did get a run walk in. I need to calibrate my nike plus so it is accurate but it rocks and I like something that keeps track of stuff for me with little fuss or muss.

Friday, February 12, 2010

day 8

Pancakes and coffee with cream.
japanese curry with rice
ice cream sandwich
water but probably not enough
trying to muster up the desire to exercise.

did active more, maybe try and run too

corn cakes with sesame seeds. yummy

pizza and salad and reeces pieces

Thursday, February 11, 2010

day off

Not sure if I really really hurt myself or if I am just tired but I still have a headache and my body hurts. So today I will be taking ibuprofin and I may even take a bath with salts to see if that gets rid of some aches and pains. Kind of sucks since Krismon and I brought the treadmill down from upstairs and  I could put a few miles on it today.

Today I have had almost two cups of coffee with cream. Two pieces of toast with pb and j. So I think now is the day to just try and recover and let my muscles rest a bit.

so it was mac and cheese with tomato soup over it and water and more ice cream and more ice cream and chocolate candy

and decaf coffee. ugh what am I doing to myself today and yesterday and the day before.

ate 2 helpings japanese curry with chicken, red pepper, potatoes, carrots and onions.

I did it. I walked a mile.

Monday, February 8, 2010

oops actual day 6

And a day when I need to start getting miles in.

This morning was chex with banana and blueberries with 2 cups of coffee with cream.

And kids driving me crazy. hmm and physical this morning and having it the day after a superbowl party. that's going to help my self esteem lots and lots....

Physical went well. Now I just need to get my cholesterol checked.

I feel like I have mowed my way through the morning. I had a croisant and half caf vanilla latte. then my choc. candy a couple of pretzels filled with peanut butter. an apple a hard boiled egg. And of course water. I am thinking of walking to pick Maggie up from ballet. So hold me to it.

Okay well there was a change of plans since we picked Krismon up from work after Maggie's ballet so no walking. We had an early dinner of vietnamese food. yummy. I love their noodle dishes with grilled pork. It was tasty and fairly healthy,.
Then I did the ea active more workout which burned off the ice cream sandwich that I ate.... yeah I know.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Day 6

wow I have worked out 6 days in a row.

I had two pieces of raisin toast with butter/oil spread
coffee with cream

I went crazy yesterday and had yogurt then these bread crisps.

Then I did most of an ab workout on ea active and 30 minutes of step aerobics
then fried rice and a half caf vanilla latte

Okay this is where it pretty much ends because then we went to a superbowl party and I ate and enjoyed which I knew I would.

It was nice to see our husbands interacting a bit more given how many years it has been.

Friday, February 5, 2010

day 4

Haven't shredded yet. I had to take some ibuprofin today.

Ate one pancake, some go lean crunch with blueberry yogurt and have had one cup of coffee with cream so far.

Had playgroup today so I snacked and snacked.
peanut butter filled pretzels
blueberry muffins
coffee with cream
2 slices cheese pizza
and probably more

did the shred day 4

dinner was sushi
8 pieces
seaweed salad
spicy tuna roll
split half a small beer

This morning I had to take an ibuprofin because my neck was sore and my back has been sore. I am hoping by day 10 of level 1 that I will be feeling a bit better.

I did do a bit of rampage about the kids cleaning but I was able to get back under control at dinner.

We talked at playgroup about how we want to be and how are parents were and what we would like to do differently. I know I am a work in progress. But today I was happy enough that I didn't respond to the girl child standing at the top of the stairs screaming and screaming while the boy child kept yelling mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom mom. Ah it is was joyous not to respond figuring that sooner or later they would come down and talk to me instead. And they did.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 3 dum dum dumb

2 cups of coffee with cream
2 raisin toasts with butter spread

30 day shred day 3 it is getting easier but my back is a bit sore. I think I need to stretch more to get to stop hurting. Will probably do some wii fit or ea active to get some more groove on. Or just dance.

sm slice pepperoni pizza
some fruit
more water

rest of the chix pot pie
skinny cow ice cream sandwich
decaf coffee with cream


hmm see now I don't completely remember.
dinner was pasta primavera with salmon in marinara sauce
and skinny cow ice cream sandwich

and I did some wii fit exercises and a few crunches at bedtime

know this the ice cream and desserts will go the way of the caveman soon. I will probably keep the yogurt delights in my diet but we shall see.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Feb. 3rd

hard boiled egg
cheerios with blueberries and 2% milk
two cups of coffee with half and half
half an apple
one cup of water so far

2 bowls terriaki fried rice
1 quarter mango
another cup of water

did the 2nd day of the 30 day shred. not uninterrupted. Harry decided not to take a very long nap at all. argh

So since before Max was born, I joined the website babycenter. Ask my husband and he will tell you that I am crazy for even being on that website. Or at least, at this point, for being on the community part of it. It's like a crack addiction, no really. It's not good for me, it drama filled. Instead of being supportive, it is generally drama filled. Sometimes, I have gotten in the trenches and written crap. And at this point, be honest and admit it was crap. Did it change anyone's mind? Heck no. Did it get me on my moral high horse? yes. Do I need to be knocked off my horse? yes. And I have to admit it is hard not to get on there and see what people decide to post in threads. Sometimes it's just interesting and fun but at this point, it really isn't. So I guess what I am saying is that I need to change my tune.

So went to friend's house with the kids.

Ate grapes, celery, carrots, cucumber with ranch and an animal cracker.
another cup of water.

So metro pizza for dinner.
Some bread. Hard to know how much I ate versus how much I fed to Harry.
We shared a dinner salad with house dressing. Small pizza with sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil. It was yummy.
And now I hang my head the skinny cow ice cream sandwich.

Oh and I ate yogurt for afternoon snack and some granola snack.

Okay but at least I have been steadily drinking water all day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It has begun

So I won't put much but I think I need a space away from the kids to write the mundane keep myself accountable type thing. This will be it.